Textile panels should be 30cm x 30 cm plus a margin of at least 2 cm all round. They can be made of any kind of textile. Any style or technique (embroidery, felting, appliqué , knitting etc) is OK as long as the panel is robust enough to fold up for posting, and to be hung up for display and taken down several times. It’s best not to make it too thick. Use of recycled or pre-used materials is strongly encouraged. Basic downloadable instructions are here Make a LEP Textile square . Some more suggestions are here.
The written component should be short; 150 words maximum, but most contributions will be much briefer. It should say why the object/place/creature etc is precious, why it is endangered, and what you plan to do about it. You may want to go back to the three questions we started with, and do a bit more research , think, pray and/ or talk to people before you decide what to write. We will not publish names of panel makers, so you are the only person who knows what you say you will do – unless you tell others!
Please email an electronic version of the text and hi resolution image of each panel to us at email@example.com , to join online displays. Please include the name(s) of the maker(s), where they come from and contact details, including an email address – though these will not be published.)
Please send panels to join the core display to : Loving Earth Project, ℅ FWCC, Friends House, 173-177 Euston road, London NW1 2BJ. Please do not address enquiries to FWCC but only to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to keep your panel to be part of a local display, at least initially, please send us photo and text to join the online display and tell us about your project.
What will happen next ?
The project is developing in a number of ways, including travelling displays and workshops in different places and via the internet and Facebook. What happens next depends largely on you. We are currently seeking a few volunteers to help develop the project and to offer workshops where requested, but local initiatives will be key. Please let us know if you’d like to put on a local display or workshops: email@example.com.
Long term, it will be for the Loving Earth project to decide what to do with the panels, so they can be inspiration to others. They will not normally be returned to individual makers, unless specifically requested.